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06 September 2016
Total Network Inventory | 10 Comments

Vote for new features of TNI

Hello again from the Total Network Inventory team! This time, we’d like to put another brick into building a firm relationship of trust with TNI users. So we’ve decided to conduct an experiment and let out clients themselves make a choice as to which features should be added first.
It’s simple: vote for whichever appeals to you the most, and we’ll do our best to implement your favorites as soon as possible.
We’ve shortlisted only the most requested features and created a poll. Please note that only one option can be selected.

What should we improve first?








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If you think that an important feature is missing from the list, be sure to suggest it by writing a comment. Popular requests from the comment section will be added to the poll.
We hope you’ll find such an interactive format to your liking. Thank you for your attention and for your choice!


25 August 2016
Releases, Total Software Deployment | Leave a comment

TSD 1.2.1: Total Software Deployment goes Multilingual!

As you may have guessed from reading the title, today Total Software Deployment takes an important step in improving ease of use. Following dedicated efforts in cooperation with translators, we’re ready to unveil a new multi-language version of the program. After all, isn’t it much easier and more comfortable to use software in your own language? Here’s the list of newly added UI languages:

Spanish, Italian, German, French, Portuguese, Russian.

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In another wonderful news, our English documentation received many updates regarding recent new features.

  • NewSix new languages.
  • NewMajor documentation update.
  • NewLinks from installer type descriptions for MS Office CtR, Batch File and Java Installer to relevant documentation sections.
  • NewLinks from error messages in the Deployment log to recommendations for their solution.
  • ImprovedSelecting nodes in the Software and Network trees.
  • ImprovedOS name is now represented as an icon in the Deployment targets list.
  • ImprovedStorage name instead of its folder name in the Network storage menu.
  • ImprovedThe Deployment assistant no longer performs searches in installation dates in order to avoid displaying inaccurate search results when program version number partially matches the date.
  • FixedError when creating the command file, which consequently made it impossible to load it.
  • FixedFreezing when deploying to a computer where the user is not logged in.
  • FixedUnaltered timeout values in Silent packages will now be updated after the default timeout setting is changed in Options.
  • FixedRendering errors when editing search strings in the Deployment assistant.
  • FixedMacro deployment of MSI installers will now be blocked when interactive services are disabled on the target computer. The MSI interface cannot be rendered in such an environment, and the installer is closed with an error.
  • FixedSome errors that may impede re-deployment to a computer after deployment failure.
  • FixedScroll errors on several controls.
  • Many other fixes and improvements.

 

Until next time!
Softinventive team


29 July 2016
Releases, Total Network Inventory | 4 Comments

TNI 3.3.1: Resident agent

We’re elated to announce a long overdue update for Total Network Inventory! Just imagine, the standalone agent is now equipped with the ability to transfer scan results to you by a method of your choosing. We’ve called it Resident agent. Say goodbye to all the trouble that comes with scanning computers that don’t belong to your network or rarely, if ever, appear online! Once you configure the resident agent, you can receive scan results by email, FTP, or from a network share, and after adding a scan schedule, all that’s left is to settle in your comfortable chair with some tea and cookies and watch the magic happen… But let’s get back to our update – here’s the list of changes:

  • BIG FEATUREResident agent.
  • NewSAM: Ability to edit saved searches and to quickly save instant search queries.
  • NewProxy server settings in General options.
  • ImprovedScanning via SNMP (improved support for devices with SNMP v3 and v1/v3, particularly for Synology NAS and Cisco routers).
  • ImprovedNetwork tree toolbar updated (Search, Add assistant).
  • ImprovedSAM: software tracking (dragging and dropping computers to make them exceptions, list sorting).
  • ImprovedSAM: software list sorting when creating a license.
  • ImprovedSAM: hint explaining the reason why Software accounting is blocked.
  • ImprovedSAM: search in multi-line publisher and software names.
  • ImprovedProxy server password is now encrypted.
  • ImprovedSearch field algorithms.
  • FixedCollecting information about configured VMware Workstations.
  • FixedAdding MIB-files.
  • FixedProblems with cyrillic storage folder names.
  • FixedExport to XLSX.
  • + Many other fixes and improvements.

 

Previously, the only way to schedule a scan by an agent was to use separate tools; and scan results could only be saved in the folder specified in the command line. These limitations are in the past. Resident agent is installed as a service that can perform a scheduled scan and immediately send you the result.
The setup process will only take a few minutes: a section of Options dedicated to it is readily accessible from the Scanner tab.

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If a remote computer is accessible over the network, then the agent can be installed or removed there by pressing one of the two buttons that appear in the Scanner when the computer is added to the list of scan tasks. These buttons are hidden by default and can be enabled from Options (via the “Show resident agent deployment controls in the Scanner” setting).
In any other case, you can configure the agent, and then export it to move to a remote computer. Manual installation and removal of the service is done using the following respective commands: “tniwinagent.exe /install” and “tniwinagent.exe /uninstall”.

But we did not forget about the ability to automatically update the agent file and its settings. The agent can update itself from a web server or from a network share, as well as using the scanner in Total Network Inventory.

That’s all the news for today. Stay tuned for more updates. Leave your comments and suggestions in the comments, or send them by email.